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Best Practice in Security of Payment Laws Has Been Defined
Business
Wednesday September 12 2018

Best Practice in Security of Payment Laws Has Been Defined

“At noon last Friday, instead of receiving nearly $76,000 from a major client, we were given – two minutes before it (the client) closed before the...

Myths and Facts about NCC Performance Solutions
Commercial
Friday July 20 2018

Myths and Facts about NCC Performance Solutions

When Lend Lease built what was then the world’s tallest timber building at the Forte apartment complex in Melbourne’s Docklands in 2012, the company had some...

Planning Applications Require Too Many Specialist Reports
Zoning
Tuesday July 17 2018

Planning Applications Require Too Many Specialist Reports

Back in the old days, a development application, particularly for a single house, was a matter of submitting drawings and a description of the materials and...

An Update on Directions to Fix or Rectify Building Work
Residential
Wednesday July 4 2018

An Update on Directions to Fix or Rectify Building Work

Plenty has been written both in Victoria and elsewhere as to the issue of defective cladding on the externals of buildings.

Australia Needs Tougher Home Energy Efficiency Standards
Green
Friday March 16 2018

Australia Needs Tougher Home Energy Efficiency Standards

Since the last upgrade to residential energy efficiency requirements of the National Construction Code (NCC) in 2010, power bills have soared and technologies and design options...

Which Approach to Non-Complying Products is Best?
Buildings
Wednesday March 14 2018

Which Approach to Non-Complying Products is Best?

Since the Grenfell tragedy in London and the Lacrosse apartment debacle in Melbourne, politicians of all stripes have been under pressure to act on combustible cladding...

Wynne’s Game of Russian Roulette: Playing With People’s Lives
Residential
Tuesday March 6 2018

Wynne’s Game of Russian Roulette: Playing With People’s Lives

A recent ruling by the Supreme Court should send shockwaves throughout the Victorian community.

Prosecutable Offences Under the Victorian Building Act 1993
Business
Thursday February 22 2018

Prosecutable Offences Under the Victorian Building Act 1993

There is a litany of ways by which a property owner or building practitioner can run afoul of the penalty provisions of the Building Act 1993.

Resolving Fire Safety for Aluminium Composite Cladding Products
Commercial
Tuesday December 19 2017

Resolving Fire Safety for Aluminium Composite Cladding Products

The problems surrounding the Building Code and its enforcement with respect to aluminium composite panels (“ACPs”) used for building cladding, along with the dangers of combustibility...

Business
Feb 6 2018
New Depreciation Legislation for Australian Property Investors

In one of the most dramatic changes to property depreciation legislation in more than 15 years, Parliament has passed the Treasury Laws Amendment (Housing Tax Integrity)...

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